The Rest of the Story—Detecting With Ray Mills
December 2018 by Scott Harn
Ray followed up by detecting the same area and I was happy to see that he did not find any good targets in the same line. So far so good.
Modern-day placer miners have many advantages over the prospectors of the gold rush days. Our prospectors can reap many benefits from accumulated knowledge of the last 100 to 150 years, which is a long and impressive list.
The design of metal detectors well-suited for prospecting is an interesting process and not necessarily an easy one to achieve. It is a combination that blends the desires of what prospectors would like, the requirements of sales people and dealers, with the science and physics of what the electronics can achieve.
As the ground thaws and dries out and the warmth of spring starts to settle in, it’s time to start afresh with a new prospecting season.
I made my way up past where I left off and the wash was going to end in about 100 feet. It was then I got a sweet signal.
Our research indicated this whole area had been claimed by Newmont mining company for several years, but when the price of gold dropped they let the claims expire, and we confirmed this with the local BLM office.
He no sooner had turned around and started moving when I hollered again that I had another nice one.
Part I of the article addressed modern placer gold deposits. This second installment will address “ancient” flood deposits.
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